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MSNBC
Dec 23, 2012 4:30am PST
. >> fancy new york was doing something different. nowhere in the collection would you find the common place long strapless dresses. theirs was vintage inspired, comfortable, primarily tea length dresses. >> the mood of our brand was to have a nostalgic approach to dressing on your wedding day. >> the business was a dream come true for the two brothers. steven handled the business while greg foredid the designing. fancy new york turned out to be a roller-coaster of highs and lows. including emotional thank yous from happy brides and a feature in martha stewart wedding. the lows, pretty much everything else. >> i always have water at my throat for bill payments, constantly worried about whose the next person to call me up and say something is overdue or my check bounced. >> though their designs have struck a cord, their sales have not been robust enough to sustain the business or pay themselves a salary. the brothers have given themselves a six-month deadline to turn things around. if they can't, they'll have to shut down the business. >> gregory will lose his retirement fund. it is gon
MSNBC
Dec 29, 2012 2:30am PST
ago we came across a small bridal design company in new york, and it was an interesting company with what i thought were fabulous designs, but something on the business side seemed to be missing, and we found out that the company was in trouble, and that is why we decided to step in and give the owners a "your business" makeover. when brothers steven and gregory started their bridal dress company fancy in 2008 they could not believe the initial reaction. at their first trade show while the peers snickered, others took notic notice. >> a woman walked right over and said i love the sleeves and collars and tell me your story. >> that is when i knew it would work. >> nowhere in the collection would you find the common place long strapless dresses that brides were wearing. their look was vintage inspired and comfortable and tea-length dresses. >> the mood of the brand was to have a nostalgic approach to dressing on your wedding day. >> the business was a dream come true for the two brothers, both laid off in the recession. steven handled the business end while gregory did the designing, b
MSNBC
Dec 27, 2012 2:00am PST
road conditions from pennsylvania and western new york to maine with more than a foot of snow expected in some areas. this storm so far being blamed for at least six deaths. and as nbc's kurt gregory reports, the storm is creating a post holiday travel nightmare. >> reporter: cleanup on the day after christmas for the deep south. a record of more than 20 tornadoes as a massive storm system ripped through mississippi and alabama and left arkansas with a record-breaking white christmas. that storm system continued its march across the center of the nation wednesday, leaving a near whiteout from detroit -- >> not used to it. it's slick. >> reporter: -- to indianapolis. >> it's definitely a doozy out there. >> reporter: the blizzard-like conditions making getting anywhere nearly impossible, on the ground and in the skies. thousands of passengers were stranded in dallas, where temperatures stayed below freezing, forcing airlines to deice their planes. the storm has caused more than 1,300 cancellations nationwide on one of the busiest travel days of the year, and there are growing w
MSNBC
Dec 27, 2012 2:30am PST
monday that killed two firefighters in upstate new york. another teed off on comments made by the head of the nra, who told nbc's david gregory he favors armed guards at every school. >> i guess, you know, out of last week's bizarre press statement -- it wasn't a press conference -- i guess mr. lapierre would say that firefighters need to have armed guards go with them. i mean, i think it just shows that that was a completely dumb [ bleep ] idea from the start. we need to ban assault weapons, we need to ban the high-capacity clips and magazines. we need serious background information system upgrade. >> if it's crazy to call for putting police and armed security in our schools to protect our children, then call me crazy. i'll tell you what, the american people -- i think the american people think it's crazy not to do it. it's the one thing that would keep people safe. and the nra is going to try to do that. >> in the wake of recent shootings, a local new york newspaper is facing calls to pull an article. "the journal news" created a web feature showing the addresses of all handgun
MSNBC
Dec 21, 2012 2:30am PST
promptent in new york jets player would fumble after running into his team's ass. this has been mayan predictions stlat come true, a division of dow chemical. >> i can watch that over and over especially as a patriots fan. good morning. i'm brian schactman. this is a special end of the world edition of "way too early." thank you for being up with us today. we have a lot of news to talk about just in case the mayan calendar turns out to be wrong. plus, it's actually one of the busiest travel days of the year. right now a major blizzard is causing all sorts of trouble in the air and on the roads. we'll have a live report and the latest forecast in just a bit. but first, let's get to the news live at 5:30 a.m. here at 30 rock in new york city. >>> with 11 days until the fiscal cliff deadline, the house of representatives has gone home for christmas. and negotiations are in absolute limbo right now. in a pretty embarrassing setback last night, house speaker john boehner pulled the plug on his so-called plan b proposal that would have raised taxes on those making over $1 million. the
MSNBC
Dec 31, 2012 2:30am PST
>>> this morning on "first look," secretary of state hillary clinton is in a new york city hospital with a blood clot. details ahead. >>> looking over the fiscal cliff, is a last second deal even possible? >> kim kardashian and kanye west expecting a baby. new year's eve preps and the new york giants open their hearts to the families of newtown, connecticut. >>> very good morning. nice to see you this morning. we begin with secretary of state hillary clinton in the hospital. clinton was admitted to new york presbyterian hospital after the discovery of a blood clot stemming from a consuggestion so suffered earlier this month. she's being treated with blood thinners and doctors will northern the medication over the next two days. the 65-year-old clinton fell and suffered a concussion when she fainted while home alone in mid-december as she recovered from a stomach virus that left her severely dehydrated. she planned to return network this week. it's crunch time on capitol hill. senate and house negotiators have a few crucial hours to come up with a compromise to avert the looming fina
MSNBC
Dec 25, 2012 2:00am PST
christmas day. >>> a holiday tragedy in new york state as firefighters rush into a deadly trap. plus, the latest on former president george h.w. bush's health. where is netflix when you need it most, and the queen goes 3-d? hmm. very merry christmas to you. good morning. i'm veronica de la cruz. parts of the country are waking up to a white christmas. a nasty weather system col whip up dangerous conditions in the southeast. dylan dreyer has been tracking the storm for us. >> it's a little bit of everything. we are looking at a severe storm certainly possible. we've already had a tornado warning posted down through northern acadia parish in louisiana since lifted. but we are going to see more severe weather break out with a good chance of seeing some potential for tornados. we also have snow falling all across new england right now. heaviest in upstate new york. we still have the win themy mix back through the hartford area. we also stloe to keep an eye out for these storms where we do have a severe thunderstorm watch posted and eventually will see severe thunderstorm warnings get issued i
MSNBC
Dec 7, 2012 2:30am PST
-end deadline, "the new york times" says boehner made the request to clear the negotiation room going forward, leaving it up to himself and the president to reach a deal to avoid automatic tax hikes and deep spending cuts. and while the two men may be negotiating privately, yesterday the president took his mess dwrooj the public, visiting a local virginia family as a part of his social media campaign. while sitting around the kitchen table, he told the family he felt optimistic. >> the message that i think we all want to send to members of congress is this is a solvable problem. the senate has already passed a bill that would make sure the middle class taxes do not go up next year by a single dime. just to be clear, i'm not going to sign any package that somehow prevents the top rate from going up for folks at the top 2%, but i do remain optimistic that we can get something done that is good for families like this one and that is good for the american economy. >> an added wrinkle to the fiscal cliff talks is the debt ceiling, with the government on pace to reach its borrowing limit ea
MSNBC
Dec 21, 2012 2:00am PST
damaging winds. that will occur as the sun is coming up this morning around new york city, philadelphia, all of new jersey and then southern new england this afternoon. it's not pretty around chicago with winds at 40 and indianapolis at 40 and areas of snow out here. so it's a very windy day out there. not good for flying. a lot of airline delays. as far as the rain goes, the rain is in green, remember. heavy rain kicking up from philadelphia to new york city through the hudson valley, through scranton and binghamton, new york. that will be over the top of boston this afternoon. the back side of the storm has a lot of snow with it. areas in white. snowing hard in northern indiana through michigan. that snow will rotate through cleveland throughout the morning. very dangerous roads in cleveland as the colder air moves in. everything will be freezing. again, we're locked into the rain for the whole morning commute from philadelphia to new york city. it doesn't look like it will clear out until about noon today. so that's the bottom line for the new york city area down to phi
MSNBC
Dec 26, 2012 2:30am PST
new york. more on details of the person already convicted of murder. >> reporter: police say this christmas eve ambush of four volunteer firefighters attacked as they arrived to battle a massive fire in new york. >> it was a raging inferno out there. >> reporter: it was spelled out in typewritten detail. >> quote i still have to get ready to see how much of the neighborhood i can burn down and do what i like doing best, killing people. >> reporter: authorities say 62-year-old william spengler, who served prison time for killing his grandmother more than 30 years ago shot at first responders who arrived at his burning house, the fire spread to six other homes. >> we are being shot at. multiple firemen down. i am shot. ease using an assault rifle. >> he was equipped to go to war killing innocent people. >> reporter: the gunman was well fortified. . .38 caliber handgun, 12 gauge shotgun and bushmaster 23 rifle, the same used in the connecticut school shooting. two firefighters were killed and two others hospitalized. spengler, police say, killed himself. they revealed human remains w
MSNBC
Dec 4, 2012 2:30am PST
. michael bloomberg has another idea. according to "the new york times," blook called clinton to encourage her to run for mayor in 2013. the call reportedly took place months ago and hillary said thanks but no thanks. this comes as a recent headline from the new yorker editor david riddick declared hillary is running. he reads that conclusion after witnessing secretary clinton as a main speaker at a conference in washington this weekend where he says a slickly produced film on her political career ran like an international endorsement four years in advance of the iowa caucus. >> okay. new jersey governor chris christie is asking for 100% reimbursement from the federal government for the costs of emergency response the state faced in the wake of hurricane sandy. christie said in a letter to fema that the economic damage in his state could top $40 billion. he also plans to couple to washington to press his case later this week. both christie and new york governor andrew cuomo are asking for full compensation for their state's efforts. the white house is also expected to ask for more money. >
MSNBC
Dec 5, 2012 2:30am PST
rock in new york city. and we begin with the latest on the rapidly approaching fiscal cliff deadline of automatic tax hikes on everybody and what appears to be a stalemate in the negotiations. in his first interview since the election, president obama reiterated his demand that any deal must raise taxes on the highest earner. yesterday obama also appeared to showroom for flexibility on actually relowering those tax rates in the future. >> i don't think that the issue right now has to do with sitting in a room. the issue right now that's relevant is the acknowledgement that if we're going to raise revenues that are sufficient to balance with the very tough cuts that we've already made and the further reforms and entitlements that i'm prepared to make, that we're going to have to see the rates on the top 2% go up. and we're not going to be able to get a deal without it. p what i've suggested is let's essentially put a down payment on taxes. let's let tax rates on the upper income folks go up. and then let's set up a process with a time certain at the end of 2013 or the fall of 2013 whe
MSNBC
Dec 20, 2012 2:00am PST
the hang seng gained 3. >>> it could be the end often era for the new york stock exchange. news of a deal that would end more than two centuries of independence for the nyse could come as early as today as its parent company hammers out a potential deal to sell itself to rival intercontinental exchange for about $8 billion. >>> gm shares shot up 6% yesterday on news that the u.s. government will sell its remaining stake in the automaker by 2016. >>> demand has skyrocketed for one unique product, bulletproof backpacks. they're lined with a light material that can allegedly stop handgun rounds. >>> google, the search giant just inked a deal to sell motorola home for $2.3 billion. you can bet it's going to be a long day for delivery workers at u.p.s. and the u.s. post office today, the busiest day the year for deliveries. u.p.s. expects to hand over 28 million packages for today alone. >>> good news for folks still shopping, that would be me, retailers cut prices up to 70%. macy's will be open for 48 hours straight beginning 7:00 a.m. tomorrow through 7:00 a.m. sunday. >>> there could
MSNBC
Dec 28, 2012 2:00am PST
country covered in snow as of thursday morning. snowfall totals in parts of new york and vermont range from 10 to 16 inches. folks are trying to make the most of it. snow blowers are out in force. kids are enjoying snow, too. roads are slick even if they have been plowed. >>> now, here's your first look at this morning's dish of scrambled politics. the first time in history that the turnout of blacks exceeded that of white voters, won't be confirmed until the spring until the census bureau publishes its results of the election. >>> matt damon, in an interview, damon said that he sometimes feels the game is rigged and no matter how hard you work to change things it doesn't matter, end quote. >>> t54% of americans have a favorable view of the gun owners group. a usa today/gallup support that is higher for stricker gun controls. >>> he was appointed e wednesday replacing the late daniel inouye. >>> ed marchky plans to run for kerry's seat. >>> they picket funerals of american soldiers. people have signed a white house petition on the website to legally recognize the group as a hate group.
MSNBC
Dec 4, 2012 2:00am PST
, "the new york times" reports russia appears to be weakening in its steadfast support for president assad. the senior turkish official says moscow agreed to a new approach that would seek ways to persuade assad to relinquish power. >>> kate middleton remains in a london hospital today as the world learns she is expecting. there is a sign of how much thins changed since another royal pregnancy, the one that would lead to the birth of her husband, prince william. remember this? >> lady diana spencer became the princess of wales in the ceremony watched by the world at the end of july buckingham palace today say she is expecting. >> nbc's michelles could inski is in london for us. folks team to be a tad excited about this. >> yeah, it's great news. and also difficult news for kate since she's been feeling so poorly. this morning the palace is trying to maintain privacy surrounding this while she's still in the hospital suffering from very severe morning sickness. the palace did say this is very early in the pregnancy. it's not yet three months. but will not be giving daily updates on he
MSNBC
Dec 18, 2012 3:00am PST
, there's a shift in attitudes, as the "new york times" puts in their headline today, i think will be lasting. i don't know how any -- there are several networks, not just ours, having trouble finding pro gun advocates to speak out because there's really nothing to say at this point. can you think of anything in your political career, where something has happened and you realize you just can't take -- >> 9/11. 9/11 happened and there were a lot of conservatives after 9/11 very wary, very suspicious of federal government expansion, expansion of powers. and i'm one of them. that afterwards, you're like, okay, if the tsa wants to be intrusive, let the tsa be intrusive. if we have to do things that make me uncomfortable, as a small government conservative. fine. this is really, this is a domestic version of 9/11, where everything changed. >> everything did change. one thing joe manchin said yesterday, after he talked about his transformation and the way he thinks about guns and gun rights, was that the president needs to move quickly on this if they're going to do something significant, t
MSNBC
Dec 10, 2012 2:00am PST
upstate, new york. it's plenty warm. it will be wet for yourself this morning. as far as the green bay area goes, minneapolis, just some light snow flurries this morning. we're not worried about that. further to the south, there is some rain out there pittsburgh south wrds. charleston, west virginia, you're dealing with rain. further to the south we have thunderstorms even to tennessee. we'll watch that. the east coast is not going to have problems like the midwest had where it's frigid. veronica, areas on the east coast the airports are my concern. you have to watch that when the front comes through. later today airport delays. >> temperatures in the 60s. >> fall to the 40s tomorrow. >> you know how much i like that? >> i no he, right. >> bill, thanks a lot. >>> getting around on some of those snow covered roads, might be presh rouse. at least drivers are getting a break on prices at the pump. the national average price has dropped by ten cents to $3.38 which is 46 cents than two months ago. the survey finds prices are expected to keep falling as refiners cut how much they're char
MSNBC
Dec 20, 2012 2:30am PST
the latest forecast there. >>> first, let's get to the news here in new york city. five days out from christmas, 12 days away from the fiscal cliff deadline that could potentially cripple the economy. house republicans are expected to vote on plan "b." that's speaker john boehner's safety net proposal that would maintain bush era tax rates for everyone making a million dollars or less. >> about providing and working with us on a balanced approach. tomorrow the house will pass legislation to make permanent tax relief for nearly every american. 99.81% of the american people. then the president will have a decision to make. he can call on senate democrats to pass that bill or he can be responsible for the largest tax increase in american history. >> well, president obama has threatened to veto boehner's measure and he said republicans need to drop any personal grudges they might have to do what's best for the country. >> they keep on finding ways to say no as opposed to finding ways to say yes. and i don't know how much of that just has to do with, you know, it is very hard for them to s
MSNBC
Dec 18, 2012 8:00am PST
different than what you hear mayor bloomberg say in new york city. it's two different worlds, two different cultures. >> as you point out, the congressman bringing up other influences around the world. but when you look at the confines. i want to show everybody these numbers. the amount of people that we have lost. guns every year. the numbers are staggering. we're following another shooting that's an apparent murder/suicide in longmont, colorado that has left four people dead, including a child. as we look back in 2004 had the assault weapon ban was in place, there were huge loopholes. how does the congressman ensure that any legislation going forward, if, ed, we get anything, if we get anything, has real are teeth to it? >> well, there aren't as many shootings when we had the assault weapons ban in place. that's a fact. congress can't run from that. i commend the president from doing this in a very timely fashion. but i think what the president and the commission need to do is talk to the gun advocates. bring the national rifle association into the association. conversation. ask
MSNBC
Dec 27, 2012 3:00am PST
. >> depply doug. >>> coming up, kurt andersen will be here. also, "new york times" columnist frank bruni and nbc white house correspondent, chuck todd. also, the lives they live. this sunday's "new york times" magazine profiles the memorable people and in some cases places that we lost in 2012. john kelly joins us for a look back at those who passed. >>> up next, mike allen with the "politico playbook." first is dylan drier tracking the winter storm. >> this storm is a big one. it affected the whole eastern third of the country for several days right through that all-important holiday for travelers. that certainly did wreak havoc on the airports. we ended up with more than a foot of snow in some areas, especially back into ohio, pennsylvania and new york state. granby, connecticut, picked up six inches before it changed over to rain. we saw winds gusting up near hurricane-force strength in brick, new jersey. 74-mile-per-hour wind gusts. most of the eastern seaboard did see gusts in excess of 50 miles per hour. this storm is still lingering across northern new england where winter storm warni
MSNBC
Dec 7, 2012 2:00am PST
to ask the president for $83 billion in aid for new jersey, new york and connecticut. he also met with members of congress. it was their first meeting since touring new jersey disaster areas in late october. >>> tea party leader and some say gop king-maker, senator jim demint of south carolina, is stepping down from congress, this happening on january 1st. demint will become head of the heritage foundation. that's a conservative think tank with an $80 million-a-year budget. demint is just two years into a second six-year term, and south carolina governor nikki haley will appoint his successor. >>> so, 2012 was officially the most expensive election in american political history. the final reports show that spending on the campaign broke the $2 billion landmark and milestone in its final weeks, helping set the record. las vegas casino mogul sheldon adelson and his wife poured more than $95 million into super political action committees that helped republicans, including mitt romney. >>> this sounds more like a plot out of a tom clancy cold war novel. a rove navy sailor is suspected
MSNBC
Dec 11, 2012 3:00am PST
front page "new york times" today. 1 out of 23 afghan brigades are combat efficient today. they need help. yesterday afternoon, 5:00 yesterday afternoon. >> you can smell it coming, mike. >> we will be stuck there after 2014, we've been saying it for years. >> a plane landed in new york. lance corporal 26 years old, his body will be buried today. yesterday, 28 years old, seal team 6 monroe, pennsylvania, killed over the weekend. 1 out of 23 afghan brigades, front page, "new york times." we got to get out of there. >> the thing is -- we've been saying it since 2009, they've been talking about tripling the number of troops, it doesn't work in afghanistan. we went from an anti-terror campaign to anti-insurgency campaign. it might have worked for a while in iraq, not in afghanistan. the times reports more violence in afghanistan today, mika, than there was before this surge, where we tripled the number of troops and sent more americans over to die or be wounded or kept away from their families. >> yet another reason there's no point. that's the sad way to pull back but at some point, we
MSNBC
Dec 11, 2012 2:30am PST
get to the news here live at 30 rock in new york city. >>> this morning thousands of people are expected to converge on the michigan state capital in lansing as apartment of a troeshlg union battle that's about to unfold. at issue, the so called "right to work." legislation is being pushed through the republican lawmakers that could come to a final vote as early as today. the law would might illegal to require an employee to pay union dues as a condition of their employment. opponents say the legislation threatens to weaken the influence of labor unions in a state that is home to the auto industry and has a long history of organized labor. during a visit to detroit yesterday where he intendeded to focus on the fiscal clivgs president obama waded head first into the union battle. >> what we shouldn't be doing is trying to take away your right to bargain for better wages. we shouldn't be doing that. you know, these so-called right-to-work laws, that i don't have to do with economics. they have everything do with politics. what they're really talking about is giving you the right t
MSNBC
Dec 26, 2012 11:00am PST
increase nonsense. i read in the "new york times" the other day, no republican member of congress voted for it since 1990. do you believe that? we had two or three wars since that time? a tragedy at 9/11 and we had hurricane sandy. we had hurricane katrina and despite all of these, they are unwilling to raise them to support and fund our government. what does it say about the dysfunctionality? >> we will have to leave it there. happy holidays to you. joining me now on the phone, congressman gregory meeks. congressman, i just saw you downstairs in the lobby about two or three hours ago and you were waiting on a phone call to determine when you might have to go back to d.c. to hammer out fiscal cliff matters. have you gotten the call yet? >> we are still waiting. >> no word as to when you guys are going back? no sense of urgency? >> i think there is a sense of urgencey and we have to have a deal. i don't think that the speaker is going to bring back all the members unless he has a vote and that's what he is going to have a conference call. he's got to resolve his conference. democrats said th
MSNBC
Dec 8, 2012 5:00am PST
>>> good morning from new york. i'm chris hayes. egyptian nupts report that president morsi will issue a law giving judicial immunity to the military as it quells protests there. demonstrators are marching in cairo to protest his attempt to push through a new constitution written by his allies. charlie crist the former governor of florida announced late friday he's officially joining the democratic party. right now i'm joined by dave roshlgts a staff writer covering energy and policy, tanya fields, dan dicker, author of oil he's endless bid, taming the unreliable price of oil to secure our economy, a cnbc contributor and union blake director of strirmtal affairs for hometown energy group, independent energy consulting firm with clients in the oil and gas industry. republican senator rand paul of kentucky on wenz lambbaased the actress ashley judd report considering a run for senate there. he said her opposition to one industry in particular would doom her candidacy. >> she's way damn to liberal for our country and state. she hateses or big heest industry, coal. good luck bringing
MSNBC
Dec 16, 2012 4:30am PST
, christy arsey and with us here in new york is john aarons-meyer founder and ceo of the small business majority. great to see you guys, all three of you. >> good to be here. >> good morning. >> we convinced john to come to new york this time. bill, christy, you guys are next. bill, i'm going to start with you. we is all saw small business optimism index has dropped. what do you see amongst the people that you talked to. >> we're seeing something different. we found small businesses are cautiously optimistic about the future. we now see unemployment at the lowest level it's been in four years. there are glimmers of hope. seven of ten of the small businesses that we polled, and it's a scientific poll across the country, not just of our membership. seven of out of ten say they're expecting the businesses -- they're plannin to hire and they expect the bitses e es busines grow in the next couple of years. they're very concerned about the middle class and the economy. it fuels their businesses and are looking for congressmen/president to step up and make sure that we keep the middle class ta
MSNBC
Dec 22, 2012 2:30am PST
with us is jo john. great to see you. we convinced john to come to new york this time. okay, john. i'm going to start with you since you made the trip to new york. we saw small business optimism index from nfib, bill's group has dropped what have you seen? >> we're seeing somewhat different. we did a poll. we did it with christy's organization. we now see unemployment at the lowest level it's been in four years and we're in no means out of the woods but there is glimmers of hope that seven of ten of the small businesses that we polled and this is a scientific across the country, not just our membership. seven out of ten said they're planning to hire and they're expecting businesses to grow in the next couple of years. so they're cautiously optimistic. they're very concerned about fiscal cliff, however, very concerned about money being taken out of, the core of the middle class of our economy. it truly fuels their businesses and they're looking for the congressman and president to step up and make sure, you know, we keep the middle-class programs that support keeping money in the e
MSNBC
Dec 31, 2012 7:00am PST
clinton being treated now at a new york hospital for a blood clot. joining me from new york presbyterian nbc's chief science and health correspondent robert bazell. what do we know this morning, bob? >> reporter: well, chris, since we've been talking about this last night we don't have a lot of information. we just have this one statement from secretary clinton's office and the hospital is not saying anything. a lot of doctors are telling me the information in that statement is a bit contradictory. here's why. they say that she has a blood clot that stemmed from a concussion she got several weeks ago. but the problem is, blood clots that stem from concussions don't usually get treated with blood thinning drugs which is what they say they're doing here. either she has a concussion someplace else that may not -- excuse me -- a blood clot someplace else that may not be related to the concussion or there is more to her health that we don't know about. they say they're watching her closely for a couple days. we will have to continue to watch ourselves to see what the situation is but right no
MSNBC
Dec 6, 2012 2:30am PST
here at 30 rock in new york city. we begin with 25 days to go until the year end fiscal cliff deadline for the first time in days president obama and speaker boehner spoke on the phone yesterday. both men agreeing not to publicly characterize how the conversation went. but the stalemate in negotiations entered bold new territory yesterday with treasury secretary tim geithner suggesting the white house is ready to go off the cliff if republicans refuse to raise taxes on the top 2%. >> if republicans do not agree to that, is the administration prepared to go over the fiscal cliff? >> absolutely. again, there's no prospect to an agreement that doesn't involve those rates going up on the top 2% of the wealthiest members. only 2%. the size of the problem in some sense is so large it can't be solved without rates going up. again, there is broad recognition of that reality now. >> one fallback option, republicans are reportedly considering to accept tax cuts for the middle class, allow rates to go up to the wealthiest and then start the fight all over again during debt limit talks early next
MSNBC
Dec 26, 2012 10:00am PST
as top republicans have been silent. >>> tragedy in western new york. a gunman lures firefighters into a deadly trap on christmas eve, shocking the nation. >> we're being shot at, multiple firemen down. multiple firemen shot. i am shot. i think he used an assault rifle. >> just days after the deadly shooting in newtown, connecticut, the fight over gun rights and mental health treatment rages on. >>> getting nowhere fast, the winter storm system that spawned tornados across the south on christmas is now heading east, bringing with it blizzard conditions and travel misery for many. the highs and lows of 2012, a look back at some of the most memorable presidential moments of this election year. >>> president obama and senate members will be here in washington tomorrow, but we'll be hearing crickets on the house floor. nbc news has learned the republican leadership has not given representatives the 48-hour notice to return to work, another sign of inaction on the fiscal cliff front. joining me now for our daily fix, mr. jonathan capehart, msnbc contributor and "washington post" editor
MSNBC
Dec 7, 2012 6:00am PST
reminds us of the multibillion-dollar campaign we just went through. good morning from new york city. it's friday, december 7th, 2012. this is "the daily rundown." i'm chuck todd. you should always remember this is a day that lives in infamy and if you don't know why, ask your parents or your grandparents to explain. let's get right to my first reads of the morning. as the republican party picks up the pieces and searches for the next generation of leaders, one of the conservative movements most influential icons of late and inside the senate, south carolina's jim demint, stunned his colleagues by resigning to become a full-time political activist. in effect, the ceo of the conservative movement. just two years into his second term demint is leaving the senate to become president of the heritage foundation where he was greeted yesterday with a standing ovation. >> this literally feels like i just walked in the front door of my own house. this organization is in a position to do more to save our country than any organization that i'm aware of. >> before there was a tea party movement
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Dec 14, 2012 10:00am PST
control, and michael bloomberg, who is about to leave as mayor of new york says he wants to be a counterweight to the nra and has made some contributions in this past election for candidates who are willing to talk about gun control. >> exactly. countrying melvin has an update on what is happening in connecticut as we await the news conference from law enforcement and hospital officials. craig. >> hey there, andrea. just -- i heard the conversation briefly. i do want to update the numbers right now. this is, again, according to nbc news.com. at this point 4 killed, 24 killed in that school shooting including 17 children. again, as you just indicated, those numbers are expected to change, but, again, at this point, 24 killed. 17 of them are children. we are awaiting a news conference as well. there are numerous injuries as well as you might imagine. this is newtown, connecticut, for folks who are not familiar. this town is roughly about 27,000, 28,000 folks who live there. i live roughly 15, 20 minutes away from newtown, connecticut. it's a very small town, and this is one of thos
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Dec 24, 2012 2:30am PST
receiving end before. >> reporter: but can also come full circle. michelle franzen, nbc news, new york. >>> and now for a look at your holiday travel forecast we turn to nbc meteorologist dylan dreyer. so did you get your christmas shopping done? >> i got most of it done. there's a part of my family i won't see until after christmas so, you know, i did decide to push that off. then i'll hit up all the after-christmas sales. >> so you're excused. >> right. >> you're going to save some money after. >> we just moved. we're surrounded by boxes right now. it's been a little overwhelming but, hey, at least it is christmas time. the music is playing all over the radio and it certainly gets you into the spirit. and, in fact, oklahoma will get into the christmas spirit when you wake up to a bunch of snow on the ground tomorrow morning. there is the chance we could end up with some areas in oklahoma and northern arkansas picking up five to six inches of snow. it hasn't snowed on christmas day in little rock, arkansas, since 1926. so certainly a nice thing for the kids to wake up to tomorrow morning. the
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Dec 5, 2012 2:00am PST
of the path of a new york subway train monday and why investigators are questioning a suspect they believe got into an altercation with the victim before pushing him. kirk gregory has the story. >> reporter: it's a horrifying death that has many new york city subway riders in shock. >> the victim here was caught between a train and the station and expired on the scene. >> reporter: police say 58-year-old kesu kahn was shoved in to the path of and oncoming train and was struck and killed. the driver of the train was so distraught, he had to be taken away in a wheelchair. tuesday, police apprehended a suspect for questioning. they believe he's the man seen in a heated argument with the victim on the subway platform before the violent confrontation. to identify the suspect, detectives poured over security video from area stores and took him into custody near the scene of the crime. meanwhile, haun's family and neighbors are grieving. >> feel bad to myself and to the family, you know. it is a tragedy. >> reporter: his wife was seen being comforted by priest and police detective after l
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Dec 11, 2012 2:00am PST
spinouts from minnesota to the texas border. >>> new york's democratic governor andrew cuomo, a potential candidate in 2016 will not say whether he would endorse hillary clinton. he says that's a long way away and she hasn't decided if she will run. >>> if u.n. ambassador susan rice is nominated for secretary of state to replace hillary clinton, senator john mccain said he will be part of theirings. >>> conservative glenn beck is now joining republicans who support gay marriage. he said, quote, it's not whether they should be married or not. the question is why is the government involved in our marriage. >>> former house majority leader dick armey talking on cbs talking about the 2012 election said, quote, we had a lot of candidates, quite frankly, that did dumb things out there. >>> the republican national committee is planning an autopsy on the campaign to exam what worked and what didn't work in 2012. >>> a new politico poll finds that romney supported him by 47% and 650% put romney on their night list. >>> meanwhile the president and his family got in the spirit at the chris
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Dec 31, 2012 8:00am PST
hear from congressman steve israel, democrat from new york. stick around for that. >>> the other big developing story we're following, secretary of state hillary clinton in a new york city hospital this morning being treated for a blood clot. her spokesperson says the clot was discovered during a routine followup exam yesterday in the wake of the concussion she suffered several weeks ago following a fall. now, nbc news chief science and health correspondent robert bazell is live from new york there in front of the presbyterian hospital. bob, what do we know about secretary clinton's condition and how she is being treated right now? >> richard, we know precious little. we had the one statement yesterday evening from secretary clinton's staff that said she suffered a concussion that was related -- excuse me -- suffered a blood clot related to this concussion. usually when somebody has a blood clot related to a concussion it is in the brain and would not be treated with anticlotting drugs. she is being treated with anticlotting drugs. so maybe she has a blood clot someplace else. we don
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Dec 27, 2012 8:00am PST
country to a standstill for their own political short term. >> "new york times" is talking about the urgency issue in all of this, and lacking urgency that we have witnessed. they say, yeah, with days left before the fiscal punch lands, both sides are exhibiting little sense of urgency. rather than to foster progress. perry is that the biggest thing, the primaries moving out of this and how everything looks back? >> i think there are two things going on. the first is democrats generally feel they won a man dade. they're not backing down -- the second thing is the primary issue. you have members of congress say last week there was a proposal to raise taxes, and a lot of republicans said i can't vote for that, a million only tax increase. they were worried about primaries. that's driving this in a very strong way. >>> there are people in washington, d.c. that will tell us this is how it all happens. congressman tom cole appeared with luke russert on "the daily rundown." i want to play what he had to say. >> he had the complete support of everybody for plan b, and so this is a tactical
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Dec 25, 2012 3:00am PST
editor for "new york" magazine and msnbc political analyst, john heilemann. >> hi! >> yeah. hi. and from cnbc headquarters, co-host of cnbc's "squawk box," andrew ross sorkin. >> do i need to make a joke about school being out? >> that's so yesterday. we're tired of that, actually. >> you like kind of grown. >> he went from being a little kid to adorable. >> he's a grizzled old vet. the grey hair is coming in. >> and from washington, nbc chief foreign affairs correspondent, host of "andrea mitchell reports", the lovely andrea mitchell. >> happy holidays. >> and "washington post" columnist, jonathan capehart. thank you all so much for being with us. and why don't we just start really quickly with the story of the year, mika. and that, of course, barack obama wins, the republicans lose. and in a way that perhaps is more telling than just what one election result might suggest. >> well, i think it certainly does. and it gives him a certain platform and credibility that perhaps he didn't have before. but watching as these fiscal cliff negotiations have gone through the holidays, it cert
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Dec 17, 2012 8:00am PST
you, thomas. >>> want to bring in today's power panel. congressman gerald nadler of new york, jackie hilling and ezra klein, msnbc policy analyst and "washington post" columnist. jackie, i want to start with you. last night was the fourth time we as a country have watched this president have to address a national tragedy like this. i want to remind everybody of the last three times that we have seen the president take to a mic to comfort the country. >> it may be hard to comprehend the twisted logic that led to this tragedy, but this much we do know. no faith justifies these murderous and craven acts. >> this tragedy prompts reflection and debate, as it should. let's make sure it's worthy of those we have lost. >> i hope that over the next several days, next several weeks and next several months, we all reflect on how we can do something about some of the senseless violence. >> can we recognize the president's words last night that enough is enough, and that something will come out of this, because right now, the country is in need of something stronger, and some resolve as we just p
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Dec 19, 2012 3:00pm PST
gun control, either. we'll see. >> you know, bob, the president recording to the new york times, he faces a critical choice. >> the agenda has changed and today the times says he's got to deal with whether he should tackle gunl reform in the next term. >> what does he do, bob? >> well, some deals are going to be made in the back room, frankly. if there's a fiscal cliff deal in the end, it's going to be boehner sitting there to sign onto what the president has proposed. but he's going to move forward with gun control. if you look at the numbers on that issue, if you ask people do you think there should be a lot more gun control, it's a very close question. should we close the gun show loophole? there are big majorities in favor of that. i think the president is going to put it in the state of the union message. i think republicans are going to be in real trouble if they block that. they're going to face the same problem on immigration reform. as we just heard, and i think it's a brilliant analysis, their brand is damaged. but they can't repair their brand with some kind of pr campaig
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Dec 14, 2012 5:00pm PST
welcome to "the ed show" from new york there are tragedies in life that shake our souls and break our hearts. today the nation experienced one of those tragedies. every american will struggle to come to grips with what happened today in a small community in connecticut. sandy hook elementary school in the small community of about 27,000 residents was the site of a shooting rampage. at this hour, we know 26 people at the school were shot and killed by a lone gunman. 20 of those deceased were children. surviving students and their parents said teachers ordered children to hide in closets. witnesses reported hearing dozens of shots, as many as 100 rounds. police found the shooter dead. officers never fired a shot. the gunman's mother was found dead at a newtown location where the gunman lived. police have released no motive for the attack. the weapons used in the shooting were all legally purchased and were registered to the gunman's mother. an emotional president obama addressed the nation this afternoon from the white house. >> we've endured too many of these tragedies in the past few
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Dec 3, 2012 3:00am PST
ground, and we need to find it quickly. >> good morning. it's monday, december the 3rd here in new york city. the christmas tree all lit up. with us on set, msnbc contributor mike barnicle, pulitzer prize-winnering historian jon meacham, author of "thomas jefferson." "fortune's" assistant managing editor leigh gallagher and political analyst, former chairman of the rnc, michael steele. and i'm willie geist. joe and mika have the day off today. there's so much to talk about, but we do have to begin with the ties, if we could. it's not just mike. mike's getting all the focus here this morning, and that is inexcusable. >> could i just say, in the words of speaker john boehner, we need to find common ground here, and we need to do it quick. >> there ain't going to be any between these two ties, my man. over here, good news, jon meacham will be number one on "the new york times" best-seller list this weekend. >> hear, hear. >> his book, "jefferson." bad news is he's going to get there wearing that tie with bunny rabbits on it. here they are. could we get a text poll? >> can i just tell you, i got
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Dec 16, 2012 11:00pm PST
former secretary of education bill bennett. "new york times" columnist david brooks. sociologist michael eric dyson. and the president president president. -- president of the american federation of teachers randi weingarten. >>> from nbc news in washington, this is "meet the press" with david gregory. >>> good sunday morning on a very difficult day for a small town in connecticut and for the entire country as we all grieve over the loss of life at sandy hook elementary. this morning we're getting a first look at the names and faces of some of the victims. 20 schoolchildren, eight boys, 12 girls, all first graders, and the six adults who died trying to protect them, including this heartbreaking video of a 6-year-old, anna marquez green, singing a hymn with her brother last summer. ♪ >> president obama will travel to newtown this afternoon to console victims' families and attend a community vigil. "the washington post" headline this morning sums up where we are nearly 48 hours after the shooting. wrenching details but few answers. that's where we want to start this special hour
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Dec 17, 2012 2:30am PST
around new york city, southern portions of new england, fourth to the north we're dealing with the icy stuff. so the forecast today, it will warm up and roads will improve. but it will be an umbrella day. the west coast is dealing with a big storm and a lot of snow at the high elevations. as far as the forecast goes out there, most of the country today, middle of the nation is fine. traveling on the coasts use caution. >>> we turn to sports now. the sports world stopped and paid tribute to the victims of the sandy hook elementary school shootings. every nfl team took part in a moment of silence before the games began to remember those affected by the tragedy in newtown, connecticut. the new england patriots sent up 26 flares in honor of each victim. in st. louis, players wearing the number 26, met in the middle of the field, held hands, symbolizing the 26 lives lost. new york giants wore s.h.e.s. on their and vick tore cruz found out one of the victims 6-year-old jack pinto, he wrote his name on his shoes. jack, this game is for you. other sports events were marked by those lost in the
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Dec 29, 2012 11:00am PST
in the last 24 hours. as an example, let me quote "the new york times." i have a positive feeling now. this is senator kay bailey hutchison, republican of texas who said a burst of a deal talk broke out as soon as they left the capitol. harry reid was sounding the death knell. what happened yesterday, david? >> congressional leaders came to the white house and had direct talks with the president and john boehner continues to say, look, new it's up to the senate to take action and so there is -- what was noticed on these negotiations and the question is go going, and that's the sticking point and we're waiting to see what happens and we're running out of time and as the other guests have said, it will be up to the house to see if they can get it through. >> i want to throw it up on the screen so folks at home can appreciate when we're talking about and what it will mean for people if no deal is reached. the bush tax cuts expire for all americans. that means everyone's taxes go up. the payroll tax holiday will expire which means roughly $1,000 decrease in take home pay for the the a
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